Winner of the Canadian National Playwriting Competition
The Willows, Saskatchewan: Frank, a young Metis lawyer, introduces his fiance to the idyllic life of his community one July long weekend. That weekend his law practice and his personal life are threatened when the provincial game wardens accuse him of poaching a deer.
Stretching Hide heads to the country to present a portrait of a community not often seen on Canadian stages or written into the official histories of Canada–the Metis Nation.
News & Reviews
“Stretching Hide presents a very serious story with compelling honesty and humour.” —Uptown
About the Authors
Dale Lakevold‘s plays include Wild Geese, Cross Creek, L-Love’s Body, Never Never Mind, Kurt Kurt Cobain, Misty Lake, and Making L-Love’s Body. His audio theatre installation “Notes for a Speech on (Canadian) Flagmaking” was produced at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba in 2003 by the Brandon Arts Collective. He was nominated for the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Writer in Manitoba in 1999. He lives in Brandon where he teaches at Brandon University.
Darrell Racine is a graduate of Harvard, Cambridge, and Oxford. He is a Metis from the Turtle Mountains in Southwestern Manitoba and lives in Brandon. Racine’s plays include Stretching Hide and Misty Lake, both co-authored with Dale Lakevold. Darrell Racine teaches in the Department of Native Studies at Brandon University.